Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Made It!

In this new journey of becoming a teacher blogger, I decided that one of the best ways to get into it would be by participating in linky parties!

Today I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

This summer I have been doing my best to lay low and enjoy my very first summer break as a teacher. For me this means I have been trying not to do much thinking about the upcoming school year. [I still have been Pinning like crazy, though!] I thought now that July is almost coming to a close, that it's finally time to get cracking on my classroom for next year.

So for Monday Made It, I made a READ sign that I'll be hanging in my classroom. I was inspired by this post last week, and I absolutely had to make my own version! 

This is what it ended up looking like:

I bought the wood letters at Michael's for $1.49 each. The frame was a mosaic frame for $1.99. I bought the scrapbook paper in the background for 19 cents! Altogether it only cost me about 8 bucks. I painted the letters and the frame with acrylic paint, modpodged the paper onto the background, and then glued the letters on top! This project took me about 30 minutes and I definitely think it was time well spent!

Another craft I'd seen floating around Pinterest that I had to do is this one. Cutesy pens!

Basically, all you need to do is find some clear barreled pens [I used Pentel R.S.V.P], cute scrapbook paper, and a pair of scissors.
Cut the paper to the length of the barrel, and about double the width. Remove the black lid at the top and the ink inside. Roll the paper tightly and slide it into the barrel. Replace the ink and the lid and you're done!

This took me all of 5 minutes to do and I will absolutely be making some more in the near future!

So that wraps up my first blog post where I actually feel like I accomplished something :)

But that's not all! Tomorrow, I'll be posting a step by step on how I made file crate seats for my classroom library!


  1. I LOVE both of your projects!

    There is something about cutesy pens that just make me soo happy! I am going to have to make these! Thanks for sharing!

    A Rocky Top Teacher

  2. My friend Nicole. Blogger Extraordinaire! Get it girl! I love you.

  3. Love the pens. I'm going to make some for my middle school students to use as reading prizes! Sara B.

  4. I had to come say hello when I saw the READ thumbnail. I love how you sort of shadowboxed it. Truly never seen that before!

  5. That read sign is adorable! And those pens are fantastic, I'll definitely be giving that a try soon.

  6. Your read sign turned out super cute...I love the frame! And what a great idea for pens!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  7. Your pens turned out SO cute! I think I'm going to decorate some.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  8. Those pens! Seriously so simple and cute. How is this the first time I have seen that! Can't wait to DIY some for myself!

    Rooting for Third Grade